Township of Mount Joy, PA
Adams County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Mount Joy: Art. I, 6-13-1984 as Ord. No. 84-2; Art. II, 11-14-1985 as Ord. No. 1-85]
Article I Sludge Disposal

§ 69-1 Short title.

§ 69-2 Intent.

§ 69-3 Applicability.

§ 69-4 Authority and jurisdiction.

§ 69-5 Interpretation.

§ 69-6 Definitions.

§ 69-7 Site permit required.

§ 69-8 Issuance of site permit.

§ 69-9 Application procedures and requirements.

§ 69-10 Public notice.

§ 69-11 Review of application.

§ 69-12 Changes.

§ 69-13 Renewals.

§ 69-14 Fees.

§ 69-15 Sewage sludge use.

§ 69-16 Application of sewage sludge to soil.

§ 69-17 Prohibited areas.

§ 69-18 Notice of sludge disposal.

§ 69-19 Limitations on quantities.

§ 69-20 Violations and penalties.

Article II Cross-Connections

§ 69-21 Purpose.

§ 69-22 Definitions.

§ 69-23 Use of public sewers required.

§ 69-24 Improved property.

§ 69-25 Depositing of wastes.

§ 69-26 Private disposal systems.

§ 69-27 Connection of private systems to sewer prohibited.

§ 69-28 Notice.

§ 69-29 Permit required.

§ 69-30 Owner or agent to apply for permit.

§ 69-31 Conditions for granting of permit.

§ 69-32 Separate connections required.

§ 69-33 Costs and expenses.

§ 69-34 Designation of connection site.

§ 69-35 Failure to comply.

§ 69-36 Discharge of drainage.

§ 69-37 Prohibited discharges.

§ 69-38 Existing house sewer lines.

§ 69-39 Inspection required before covering.

§ 69-40 Maintenance.

§ 69-41 Guarding of excavations.

§ 69-42 Failure to comply.

§ 69-43 Amendments; additions.

§ 69-44 Violations and penalties.

§ 69-45 Enforcement; recovery of fines and costs.

§ 69-46 Right to inspection.

§ 69-47 Responsibility of owner.

[Adopted 6-13-1984 as Ord. No. 84-2]

§ 69-1 Short title.

This Article shall be known as and may be cited as the "Mount Joy Township Sewage Sludge Ordinance."

§ 69-2 Intent.

The intent of this Article is to protect and preserve the natural resources and agricultural land and activities of Mount Joy Township and to protect and promote the health, cleanliness, comfort and safety of its citizens.

§ 69-3 Applicability.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, corporation, business, municipality or authority to undertake, or cause to be undertaken, the disposal of any sewage sludge anywhere within the township unless a site permit has been obtained from the township.
B. 
A site permit shall not be required for the application of septic tank waste or residential holding tank waste generated on-site, provided that the application thereof shall be in accordance with the other terms and provisions of this Article.

§ 69-4 Authority and jurisdiction.

This Article contains requirements additional to the applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act (Act of July 7, 1980, P.L. 380, et seq.) codified in Purdon's Consolidated Statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at 35 P.S. § 6018.101, et seq., as amended. Nothing herein shall be construed to be in derogation of that Act. Where the requirements of this Article, however, are more stringent than those provided in such Act, the provisions of this Article shall control with respect to the application and disposal of sewage sludge upon property within the township.

§ 69-5 Interpretation.

Unless specifically defined below, words and phrases used in this Article shall be interpreted so as to give this Article its most reasonable application.

§ 69-6 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
NORMAL FARMING OPERATIONS
The customary and generally accepted activities, practices and procedures that farms adopt, use or engage in year after year in the production and preparation for market of poultry, livestock and their products; and in the production, harvesting and preparation for market of agricultural, agronomic, horticultural, silvicultural and aquacultural crops and commodities; provided that such operations are conducted in compliance with applicable laws, and provided that the use or disposal of these materials will not pollute the air, water or other natural resources of the commonwealth. It includes the the storage and utilization of agricultural and food process wastes, screenings and sludges for animal feed and includes the agricultural utilization of septic tank cleanings and sewage sludges which are generated off-site. It includes the management, collection, storage, transportation, use or disposal of manure, other agricultural waste and food processing waste, screenings and sludges on land where such materials will improve the condition of the soil, the growth of crops or the restoration of the land for the same purposes.[1]
NO TILLAGE
A form of noninversion tillage that retains protective amounts of residue mulch throughout the year. Planting is done in prior crop residue, perennial sod or winter cover crops without plowing. Fertilizers or herbicides may be applied simultaneously with planting or as a separate operation.
SEWAGE SLUDGE
The coarse screenings, grit and dewatered or air-dried sludges, septic and residential holding tank pumping and any other residues from sewage collection and treatment systems which require disposal.
TOWNSHIP
Mount Joy Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, as represented by its Board of Township Supervisors or its agent.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 69-7 Site permit required.

A site permit shall be required before any sewage sludge is disposed of upon any property within the township, except as provided in § 69-3B above.

§ 69-8 Issuance of site permit.

A. 
The township shall issue a site permit only after it has determined that the sewage sludge disposal proposed to be undertaken will be made in conformance with the requirements of this Article and all other applicable codes and ordinances.
B. 
Prior to the issuance of the site permit, the township shall review the application for permit to determine if all other necessary government permits required by state and federal laws have been obtained, such as those required by the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act (Act of July 7, 1980, P.L. 380, et seq.).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 6018.101 et seq.

§ 69-9 Application procedures and requirements.

A. 
Application for such a site permit shall be made to the township, in writing, on forms supplied by the township. All permit applications shall be accompanied by the following:
(1) 
If the applicant seeking approval for the proposed sewage sludge disposal is not the owner of the land where such proposed disposal is planned, an affidavit signed by the owners of the land consenting to the applicant's proposed use of their property for such sewage sludge disposal.
(2) 
Copies of all other permits required by state and federal laws together with copies of all soil test results, chemical analyses and sewage sludge reports submitted to any state or federal agency in connection with the application for such permit.
(3) 
For all renewal permits, amount of sewage sludge disposed of, and the dates and locations of such disposal, upon the permitted property site during the previous year.
(4) 
Copy of Waste Management Plan approved by Adams County Conservation District, which Plan shall include, but not be limited to, conservation practices deemed necessary to prevent sewage sludge from contaminating groundwater or surface water.
(5) 
Narrative report from the applicant designating source of sewage sludge, means of transportation thereof to the proposed disposal site, total acreage of proposed disposal site, proposed utilization rate per acre, timetable for application and useful life of proposed site.
(6) 
Copy of report required by Subsection A(10) below.
(7) 
Such additional information as the township hereafter may require pursuant to Subsection B below to effectuate § 69-2 above, before issuance of a site permit.
(8) 
Site plan prepared in accordance with the requirements of Subsection C below.
(9) 
Application fee as established pursuant to § 69-14 below.
(10) 
Report of a professional soil scientist, geologist or hydrogeologist acceptable to the township who shall, at the applicant's expense, evaluate each site whereupon sewage sludge is proposed to be disposed. A sufficient number of soil probes shall be performed by said professional to ensure that the entire sewage sludge application site has a minimum of twenty (20) inches of well-drained soil above either bedrock or seasonal water table and that permanent groundwater is not encountered until a depth of forty-eight (48) inches is reached. In the determination of the depth of the bedrock, soils consisting of over sixty-five percent (65%) shale or rock fragments shall be classified as bedrock.
B. 
Additional analyses or tests other than those required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and by Subsection A(10) above, may be required to be performed at the discretion of the township. Any chemical analysis of sewage sludge shall be based on a sample taken by an authorized township official.
C. 
The applicant shall furnish a detailed site plan, which plan shall be drawn at a scale not greater than one (1) inch to two hundred (200) feet, showing:
(1) 
The location of the area of the proposed sewage sludge disposal site relative to public roads.
(2) 
Boundaries of property upon which such site is located, and precise location of proposed area where such sewage sludge will be applied.
(3) 
The identity of adjacent property owners.
(4) 
the isolation and set back distances as required by this Article.
(5) 
The location of public and private water supplies, wells, springs, streams, swamps and other water bodies within one-fourth ( 1/4) of one (1) mile of the boundaries of the proposed disposal site.
(6) 
Soil classifications of the sewage sludge disposal site area.
(7) 
The area where slope of sewage sludge disposal site is between five percent (5%) and ten percent (10%).
(8) 
A certification of compliance by the individual evaluating the site and submitting the report as required by Subsection A(10) above.

§ 69-10 Public notice.

A. 
The Board of Supervisors shall make all permit applications and all documents required to be submitted therewith available for public review for a period of not less than ninety (90) days prior to any formal action by the township thereon.
B. 
All sewage sludge permit application data shall be reviewed at a public township meeting and all permit application data must be approved as to legal sufficiency and adequacy by a majority vote of the Township Board of Supervisors before any site permit may be issued.

§ 69-11 Review of application.

Copies of all sewage sludge permit application data for any proposed sewage sludge disposal within the township may be submitted by the township to other appropriate agencies and/or individuals (e.g., Planning Commission, Municipal Engineer, etc.) for review and comment.

§ 69-12 Changes.

After the issuance of a site permit by the township, no changes of any kind shall be made to the application, permit or any of the plans, specifications or other documents submitted therewith without the written consent or approval of the township. Request for any such change shall be in writing.

§ 69-13 Renewals.

All site permits shall be issued for a twelve-month period from the date of township approval. No site permit shall be renewed unless the applicant is in compliance with all the requirements of this Article and with the then current regulations and requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as promulgated to effectuate the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act,[1] as amended.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 6018.101 et seq.

§ 69-14 Fees.

The township shall annually establish appropriate fees for the administration and enforcement of this Article.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The current fee schedule is on file in the township offices.

§ 69-15 Sewage sludge use.

A. 
All sewage sludge disposal operations within the township shall be limited to the agricultural utilization of such sewage sludge as a part of normal farming operations and such utilization shall be consistent with the provisions of this Article.
B. 
Agricultural lands proposed as sites for disposal of sewage sludge must comply with all regulations and conditions required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and, additionally, no existing slopes at the proposed disposal site shall exceed ten percent (10%).

§ 69-16 Application of sewage sludge to soil.

A. 
Sewage sludge shall be spread, injected into the soils or sprayed in thin layers to prevent ponding or standing accumulations of liquids or sludge.
B. 
Sewage sludge shall be incorporated into the soil within twenty-four (24) hours of application; provided, however, that sewage sludge must be injected into the soil where existing slopes at the site are between five percent (5%) and ten percent (10%) or where no tillage farming methods are utilized.
C. 
Sewage sludge shall not be applied during periods of rain nor shall any application be made to ground which is saturated, covered with snow or frozen.
D. 
All sewage sludge to be applied to agricultural land must be digested or chemically stabilized except septic tank or residential holding tank sewage wastes.
E. 
Dried sewage sludge shall not be applied when wind velocities exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour nor shall they be applied in a fashion which might reasonably result in air pollution or the spreading of such dried sewage sludge to areas other than the designated application area.

§ 69-17 Prohibited areas.

Disposal of sewage sludge shall be prohibited within:
A. 
Three hundred (300) feet of stream.
B. 
Three hundred (300) feet of water supply.
C. 
Twenty-five (25) feet of bedrock outcrop.
D. 
Three hundred (300) feet of designated floodplain areas.
E. 
Three hundred (300) feet of dry wash areas.
F. 
One hundred (100) feet of property lines.
G. 
Three hundred (300) feet of an occupied dwelling.
H. 
Access or utility right-of-way areas.

§ 69-18 Notice of sludge disposal.

A. 
No disposal of sewage sludge upon agricultural lands within the township shall be made unless the township has been given not less than twenty-four (24) hours prior written notice thereof.
B. 
Sufficient markers shall be placed on the sewage sludge disposal site to assure that the applicant and the township know the exact boundary area of the approved disposal site.
C. 
Any property owner whose land has been used for disposal of sewage sludge shall not sell, transfer, convey or otherwise dispose of his property without first informing the proposed purchaser, lessee, assignee or grantee that his land has been used for such purpose.

§ 69-19 Limitations on quantities.

A. 
The quantity of sewage sludge shall not be applied in quantities which will result in runoff, vector or odor problems.
B. 
Not more than two (2) dry tons per acre per year of sewage sludge shall be applied upon any given sewage sludge disposal site.
C. 
The quantity of sewage sludge delivered to any one (1) particular disposal site shall be no greater than that which can be completely incorporated into the soil within twenty-four (24) hours of its delivery to the site. No sludge shall be stockpiled at the site or allowed to remain standing at the site beyond the said twenty-four (24) hour period.

§ 69-20 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) and costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fines and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty (30) days; provided, however, that for any violation for which the penalty or the term of imprisonment in default of payment thereof is specifically proscribed in any of the laws of Pennsylvania, or is specifically limited by law to a maximum amount or term less than the amount or term, as the case may be, stipulated above, the provisions of the state law shall be controlling.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
B. 
Each single violation of a specific provision hereof shall constitute a separate offense hereunder and shall be punishable as such. Each day that any such violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense hereunder and shall be punishable as such.
C. 
Violations of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection guidelines or the provisions of the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act of 1980[2] or any amendment thereto not herein stated shall constitute violations of this Article and shall be punishable pursuant to this Article.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 6018.101 et seq.
[Adopted 11-14-1985 as Ord. No. 1-85]

§ 69-21 Purpose.

It is declared that enactment of this Article is necessary for the protection, benefit and preservation of the health, safety and welfare of inhabitants of this township.

§ 69-22 Definitions.

Unless the context specifically and clearly indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms and phrases used in this Article shall be as follows:
AMMONIA NITROGEN AS N
Ammonia nitrogen as determined pursuant to the procedure set forth in the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published by American Public Health Association, Inc.
AUTHORITY
Lake Heritage Municipal Authority, a municipality authority of the commonwealth.
A. 
 The quantity of oxygen, expressed in ppm, utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure for five (5) days at twenty degrees Centigrade (20º C.). The standard laboratory procedure shall be that found in the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater" published by the American Public Health Association, Inc.
BUILDING SEWER
The sewer extension from the sewage drainage system of any structure to the grinder pump or point of gravity connection with the lateral serving such structure.
COMMONWEALTH
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
IMPROVED PROPERTY
Any property upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which structure sanitary sewage and/or industrial wastes shall be or may be discharged.
INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT
Any improved property used or intended for use, wholly or in part, for the manufacturing, processing, cleaning, laundering or assembling of any product, commodity or article, or any other improved property from which wastes, in addition to or other than sanitary sewage, shall or may be discharged.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
Any and all wastes discharged from an industrial establishment, other than sanitary sewage.
LATERAL
That part of the sewer system extending from a sewer normally located in the street right-of-way to the grinder pump or building sewer serving an improved property. If there shall be no improvement on the property, then "lateral" shall mean that part of the sewer system, extending from said sewer to the curb box provided for future extension to a grinder pump, or extending from said sewer to a point of future connection to the building sewer, if and when said property is improved.
OWNER
Any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of any improved property.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, company, association, society, trust, corporation or other group or entity.
pH
The logarithm of the reciprocal of the concentration of hydrogen ions, expressed in grams per liter of solution, indicating the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a substance.
PPM
Parts per million parts water, by weight.
SANITARY SEWAGE
Normal water-carried household and toilet wastes from any improved property.
SEWER
Any pipe or conduit constituting a part of the sewer system used or usable for sewage collection purposes.
SEWER SYSTEM
All facilities, at any particular time, for collecting, grinding, pumping, transporting, treating and disposing of sanitary sewage and/or industrial wastes, acquired, constructed, operated and/or owned by the Authority.
STREET
Includes any street, road, lane, court, cul-de-sac, alley, public way or public square, including such streets as are dedicated to public use, and such streets as are owned by private property owners in association for their mutual and common benefit.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Suspended solids as determined pursuant to the procedure set forth in the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published by the American Public Health Association, Inc.
TOTAL PHOSPHORUS AS P
Total phosphorus as determined pursuant to the procedure set forth in the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published by the American Public Health Association, Inc.
TOWNSHIP
Mount Joy Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, a political subdivision of the commonwealth, acting by and through its Board of Supervisors or, in appropriate cases, acting by and through its authorized representative.

§ 69-23 Use of public sewers required.

The owner of any improved property located in the initial service area as shown on Plate I of May, 1982, Lake Heritage Municipal Authority 201, Facilities Plan Supplement,[1] accessible to and whose principal building is within one hundred fifty (150) feet from the sewer system, shall connect such improved property with and shall use such sewer system, in such manner as this township may require, within sixty (60) days after notice to such owner from this township to make such connection, for the purpose of discharge of all sanitary sewage and industrial wastes from such improved property; subject, however, to such limitations and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by this township, from time to time.
[1]
Editor's Note: Plate I is on file in the township offices.

§ 69-24 Improved property.

All sanitary sewage and industrial wastes from any improved property, after connection of such improved property with a sewer as required under § 69-23, shall be conducted into a sewer; subject, however, to such limitations and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by this township and the Authority, from time to time.

§ 69-25 Depositing of wastes.

A. 
No person shall place, shall deposit or shall permit to be placed or to be deposited upon public or private property within this township any sanitary sewage or industrial wastes in violation of § 69-23.
B. 
No person shall discharge or shall permit to be discharged into any public or private property within this township any sanitary sewage or industrial wastes in violation of § 69-23, except where suitable treatment has been provided which is satisfactory to this township, the Authority and the commonwealth.

§ 69-26 Private disposal systems.

No privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle shall be used or shall be maintained at any time upon any improved property which has been connected to a sewer or which shall be required under § 69-23 to be connected to a sewer. Every such privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle in existence shall be abandoned and shall be filled at the expense of the owner of such improved property; and any such privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle not so abandoned and filled shall constitute a nuisance, and such nuisance may be abated, as provided by law, at the expense of the owner of such improved property.

§ 69-27 Connection of private systems to sewer prohibited.

No privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle at any time shall be connected with a sewer.

§ 69-28 Notice.

The notice by this township to make a connection to a sewer, referred to in § 69-23, shall consist of a copy of this Article, including any amendments and/or supplements at the time in effect, or a summary of each section thereof, and a written or printed document requiring the connection in accordance with the provisions of this Article and specifying that such connection shall be made within sixty (60) days from the date such notice is given or served. Such notice may be given or served at a time when a sewer is in place which can receive and can convey sanitary sewage and industrial wastes for treatment and disposal from the particular improved property. Such notice shall be served upon the owner in accordance with law.

§ 69-29 Permit required.

No person shall uncover, connect with, make any opening into or use, alter or disturb, in any manner, any part of the sewer system without first obtaining a permit, in writing, from the Authority.

§ 69-30 Owner or agent to apply for permit.

Application for a permit required under § 69-29 shall be made by the owner of the improved property served upon the Authority by such owner or by the duly authorized agent of such owner.

§ 69-31 Conditions for granting of permit.

No person shall make or shall cause to be made a connection of any improved property with a sewer until such person shall have fulfilled each of the following conditions:
A. 
Such person shall have notified the Secretary of the Authority of the desire and intention to connect such improved property to a sewer.
B. 
Such person shall have applied for and shall have obtained a permit from the Authority as required by §§ 69-29 and 69-30.
C. 
Such person shall have given the Secretary of the Authority at least twenty-four (24) hours' notice of the time when such connection will be made so that the Authority may supervise and inspect or may cause to be supervised and inspected the work of connection and necessary testing.
D. 
If applicable, such person shall have furnished satisfactory evidence to the Secretary of the Authority that any connection fee, assessment and other fees or charges, which may be charged and imposed by the Authority against the owner of each improved property who connects such improved property to a sewer, have been paid.

§ 69-32 Separate connections required.

Except as otherwise provided in this § 69-42, each improved property shall be connected separately and independently with a sewer through a building sewer. Grouping of more than one (1) improved property on one (1) building sewer shall not be permitted, except under special circumstances and for good sanitary reasons or other good cause shown, but then only after special approval of the Authority, in writing, shall have been secured and only subject to such rules, regulations and conditions as may be prescribed by the Authority.

§ 69-33 Costs and expenses.

All costs and expenses, including electrical costs, of construction and connection of a building sewer to the sewer system shall be borne by the owner of the improved property to be connected; and such owner shall indemnify and shall save harmless this township and the Authority from all loss or damage that may be occasioned, directly or indirectly, as a result of construction of a building sewer or of connection of a building sewer to the sewer system.

§ 69-34 Designation of connection site.

A building sewer shall be connected to the sewer system at the place designated by the Authority and where, if applicable, the lateral is provided.

§ 69-35 Failure to comply.

If the owner of any improved property located within this township and required by § 69-23 hereof to be connected to the sewer system, after sixty (60) days' notice from this township, in accordance with § 69-23, shall fail to connect such improved property, as required, this township may enter upon such improved property and construct such connection and may collect from such owner the costs and expenses thereof in the manner permitted by law.

§ 69-36 Discharge of drainage.

No person shall discharge or shall cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, spring water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, building foundation drainage, cellar drainage or drainage from roof leader connections into the sewer system.

§ 69-37 Prohibited discharges.

Except as otherwise provided, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged to the sewer system any matter or substance:
A. 
Having a temperature higher than one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit (120º F.) or less than thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit (32º F.).
B. 
Containing more than eighty (80) mg/l of fat, oil or grease.
C. 
Containing any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel, oil, paint products, acid or other inflammable or explosive liquids, solids or gases.
D. 
Containing any solid wastes resulting from preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from handling, storage and sale of produce, which wastes commonly are known as garbage, which have not been ground by household type garbage disposal units or other suitable garbage grinders.
E. 
Containing any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, string, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, cotton dental floss, wool or other fibers, plastics, wood, paunch manure or any other solid or viscous substances capable of causing obstructions or other interferences with proper operation of the sewer system.
F. 
Having a pH lower than six point zero (6.0) or higher than nine point zero (9.0), or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazards to structures or equipment of the sewer system or any sewer or to any person engaged in operation and maintenance of the sewer system.
G. 
Containing toxic or poisonous substances in sufficient quantity to injure or to interfere with any sewage treatment process, to constitute hazards to humans or animals or to create any hazards in waters which shall receive treated effluent from the sewer system.
H. 
Containing dye from any source that will result in a treatment plant effluent exceeding limits in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations.
I. 
Containing radioactive substances and/or isotopes of such half-life or concentration that will result in a treatment plant effluent exceeding limits in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations.
J. 
Having a chlorine demand in excess of twelve (12) mg/l at a detention time of twenty (20) minutes.
K. 
Prohibited by any permit issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
L. 
Containing wastes which are not amenable to biological treatment or reduction in existing treatment facilities, specifically nonbiodegradable complex carbon compounds.
M. 
Having a B.O.D. content greater than two hundred ninety (290) ppm.
N. 
Having of suspended solids content greater than two hundred forty (240) ppm.
O. 
Having a total phosphorous as P content greater than ten (10) ppm.
P. 
Having an ammonia nitrogen as N content greater than twenty-five (25) ppm.
Q. 
Having an instantaneous slug flow greater than five percent (5%) of the average daily sewage flow at the sewer system treatment plant.
R. 
Having any waste containing toxic or poisonous substances in excess of the following limits, measured at the point of discharge to the sewer system:
Substance
Maximum Concentration ppm
Arsenic
0.01
Cadmium (as Cd)
0.01
Chromium (trivalent)
0.5  
Chromium (hexavalent)
0.3  
Copper (as Cu)
1.0  
Cyanides
0.1  
Lead
0.05
Mercury
0.1  
Nickel (as Ni)
0.5  
Phenol
0.005
Silver
0.05
Zinc (as Zn)
2.5  
S. 
Containing any substance not mentioned in the foregoing list that will pass through the treatment works and exceed the maximum permitted levels for such substance under the requirements of the commonwealth and governmental agencies thereof.
T. 
Any other substance prohibited by resolution or regulation of the township and/or the Authority.

§ 69-38 Existing house sewer lines.

Where an improved property, at the time connection to a sewer is required, shall be served by its own sewage disposal system or sewage disposal device, the existing house sewer line shall be broken on the structure side of such sewage disposal system or sewage disposal device and attachment shall be made, with proper fittings, to continue such house sewer line as a building sewer.

§ 69-39 Inspection required before covering.

No building sewer shall be covered until it has been inspected and approved by the Authority. If any part of a building sewer is covered before so being inspected and approved, it shall be uncovered for inspection, at the cost and expense of the owner of the improved property to be connected to a sewer.

§ 69-40 Maintenance.

Every building sewer of any improved property shall be maintained in a sanitary and safe operating condition by the owner of such improved property.

§ 69-41 Guarding of excavations.

Every excavation for a building sewer shall be guarded adequately with barricades and lights to protect all persons from damage and injury. Any street, sidewalk and other public property disturbed in the course of installation of a building sewer shall be restored, at the cost and expense of the owner of the improved property being connected to the sewer, in a manner satisfactory to this township and to the Authority.

§ 69-42 Failure to comply.

If any person shall fail or shall refuse, upon receipt of a notice of this township or the Authority, in writing, to remedy any unsatisfactory condition with respect to a building sewer, within sixty (60) days of receipt of such notice, this township or the Authority may refuse to permit such person to discharge sanitary sewage and industrial wastes into the sewer system until such unsatisfactory condition shall have been remedied to the satisfaction of this township and the Authority.

§ 69-43 Amendments; additions.

This township reserves the right to adopt, from time to time, additional rules and regulations governing connections to the sewer system; such rules and regulations, to the extent appropriate, shall be construed as part of this Article.

§ 69-44 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who shall violate this Article shall be liable for and subject to, upon summary conviction for a first offense and upon summary conviction for each subsequent offense, a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.), together with costs of prosecution in each case, and in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days. Each day that a violation occurs or continues to exist shall be deemed and taken to be a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 69-45 Enforcement; recovery of fines and costs.

Fines and costs imposed under provisions of this Article shall be enforceable and recoverable in the manner provided by applicable law.

§ 69-46 Right to inspection.

This township and its agents shall have the right of access, at all reasonable times, to any part of any improved property served by the sewer system as necessary for purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing and for performance of other functions relating to the enforcement hereof and service rendered through the sewer system.

§ 69-47 Responsibility of owner.

The owner of any improved property connected to the sewer system shall be financially and legally responsible to the maximum extent permitted by law for any and all acts of tenants or other occupants of such improved property with respect to the provisions of this Article.